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Lucis Creator Optime recorded live by the eight:fifteen vocal ensemble with Paul Ayres(organ), conductor Paul Brough.
001006Veni Creator Spiritus5'A
Two-Part choir (Women and Men) + Organ
'Come Holy Ghost'
Written for FifteenB and first performed at a Catholic Stage Guild mass for World Aids Day, this piece is based on the Credo for the Missa Veni Sancte Spiritus
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4-part motets
001011Ave Verum Corpus4'10A
Choir:SATB + Soprano and Alto Solos
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001017Cantate Domino2'40A
Choir: SATB + Soprano Solo
'Sing to the Lord a new Song'
Setting of words taken from Psalm 98.
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001002De Profundis3'A
Choir: SATB
Setting of Psalm 129(130) written for the choir of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chelsea, conductor Malcolm Cottle. words  listen  music
001010Exaudi3'A
Choir: SATB
'Hear our lowly prayers'
Setting of the Collect for the Mass for the Conferring of Holy Orders. Written for the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination of Canon Vincent Berry.
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001004Kyrie with Tropes6'B
Soli (or Choir): ATTB
Setting of an Anglo-Saxon troped Kyrie taken from the Winchester Troper. First performed by members of FifteenB.
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001015Lucis Creator Optime5'20B
Choir: SATB + Organ
'O Blest Creator of the Light'
Setting of the Hymn from the Vespers service for Sundays.
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001016Propter quod3'A
Choir: SATB
'Prove yourselves doers of the word and not merely hearers who delude themselves.'
Words taken from James 1.
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001008Regina Coeli4'A
Choir: SATB + Organ
Motet in the form of a Canon.
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001005Salve Regina3'A
Choir: SSAA
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5-part motets
001002De Profundis3'A
Choir: SATBaB
5-part version of the De Profundis. This 5-part version was first performed by the choir of the Oxford Oratory, conductor Edward de Rivera.
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001013In Principio4'30B
Choir: SmSATB
'In the beginning was the Word'
Setting of the opening words from St. John's Gospel.
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001001Jesu Rex Gloriae3'A
Choir: SATTB
Motet for the Feast of Christ the King, setting words taken from the Gloria and the Antiphons for the Feast of Christ the King. Written for the Choir of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chelsea.
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001012Quotiescumque manducabitis panem hunc4'30A
Choir: SATTB
'For as often as ye eat this bread'
Communion Motet - Words from the Communion sentence for the Feast of Corpus Christi.
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001018Two Five-Part Motets4'30B
Choir: SSATB
1 - Salve Regina
2 - O Salutaris Hostia
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001020Salve Regina a 53'A
Choir: SSATB
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multi-part motets
001014O Quam Suavis Est4'A
Choir: SmSATBaB
'O How Sweet...'
Communion Motet - Words from Wisdom 16, Luke 1
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001009Gaude, Gaude Maria6'C
Choir: SSSAATTTBB
Words taken from the sequence 'Gaude, Gaude Maria' - written for Cambridge Voices, conductor Ian de Massini. First performed by them at Church of St. Etienne du Mont, Paris.
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001003Three Prayers12'C
Choir: SSAATTBB
   1. Ave Maria
   2. Exaltabo Te
   3. Pater Noster
Written for London Concord Singers.
The Ave Maria is based on the dialogue between Gabriel and Mary, expanding into a cry from the entire congregation at the words "Sancta Maria". Et Exaltabo Te is a simple song, setting part of Psalm 29, written for Soprano solo (or group of Sopranos) accompanied by choir. The Pater Noster opens with a figure based on the sound of a congregation muttering the prayer to itself. Over this is floated a lyrical setting of the words for Soprano and Alto in canon. Despite being performed in Latin, the prayer is set in the Anglican version with the final two lines by St. Augustine.
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001007I Vespri di Santa Cecilia6'C
Choir: SSAATTBB + SmSATBaB Soli
'This is a Wise Virgin'
14-part setting of words taken from the Vespers Antiphons for the Feast of St. Cecilia, written for an 8 part choir and 6 soloists (6 part semi-chorus). Written for the 30th Anniversary of London Concord Singers, the piece also exists in an, as yet, unperformed 30-part version.
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001021Videte Miraculum6'B
Choir: SSAATTBB
Setting of a Respond which was also set by Thomas Tallis. Robert's setting preserves the Responds structure, but gradually thickens the textures from the haunting soprano duet of the opening to full 8-part polyphony at the end.

'Robert Hugill's Videte Miraculum soared' - Ivan Hewett at www.telegraph.co.uk
Videte Miraculum is part of Mass of the Epiphany, a striking work which, rather than setting the Ordinary of the Mass (Kyrie, Gloria etc), sets the Propers for the Feast of the Epiphany along with the Epistle set for that day. At the centre of Mass of the Epiphany is Robert Hugill's The Magi, a setting of Lancelot Andrewes 1622 Sermon on the Nativity, the work which inspired T. S. Eliot's poem Journey of the Magi. Full details here.

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001022Advent Prose7'
Choir: S(S)AT(T)B
A setting in Latin of the prose sequence which starts Rorate caeli desuper, normally sung to plainchant during Advent. Written for Alistair Dixon and Chapelle du Roi. My setting is based around a plainchant-like melody which is heard initially in the sopranos and then in canon with the tenors. Throughout the piece the words Rorate caeli desuper keep re-appearing with this melody as a sort of punctuation dividing the Latin text into verses. In its final incarnation the Rorate caeli melody is used in all four voices with multiple canons or quasi-canons. Each of the verses in between is handled differently, using different combinations of voices, often just two voices though sometimes over drones. Just as my melodic material owes something to the plainchant that I sing regularly on Sunday mornings, so the way the voices divide into pairs is inspired by the Renaissance and Early Tudor polyphony of which I am so fond. The piece is written for four voices, though with some division and as the work progresses the textures increase in complexity though I deliberately restrained myself and rarely allowed more than four voices.

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